Alex Mooney Joins the GOP Cuba Advisory Team

It seems that the carpetbagging, Falstaffian U.S. Representative Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) has managed to find shade from the scorching light of the Office of Congressional Ethics, which is currently investigating his campaign finance gyrations. Call it the Alejandro Fandango.

This time, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has placed Mooney on the Republican Cuba Advisory Team.

Well, Desperta Ferro! Ataque! 

Picking Alex Mooney is like inviting Flounder to a party because he has a big shiny car. Alex’s big shiny car is the fact that he is the first Hispanic congressman representing West Virginia. By accident of birth, he is half-Cuban. But there’s no passion, no fire, just a handy birth certificate. Oh! And he raises money superlatively. (Spends it, too . . .)

McCarthy would be a helluva lot better off with Alex’s mother, Lala, who is a no-kidding, honest-to-god, in-the-flesh, Cuban anti-Communist. Just read her book and see what it’s like to be a “guest” in a Communist jail.

Meanwhile, Alejandro El Gordo, (minus communications director Lynn Hatcher, who bailed out two weeks ago) has yet to post anything about Cuba on his official congressional website in the last couple of weeks. (Nothing there yet…)

His pronouncements are so vague that whoever wrote them has yet to graduate from crayons. For example, on July 14, he told WV Metro News that he would consider voting for an authorization of military force (AUMF) “for humanitarian assistance, not to invade necessarily but provide a safe zone, provide just food and medicine.” 


Perhaps the good congressman should return to crayons and draw a map of Cuba. It is an island. Unless he is planning to build a 90-mile-long viaduct from Key West to a point just outside Cuban territorial waters, the only way to create a “safe zone” is to invade freaking Cuba!

Given that the congressman has zero military experience, save perhaps for watching the martial skills of Jabba the Hutt, the safe zone he is proposing is a fantasy.

Mooney instead may want to read up on covert operations. The United States is good at it.

But apparently, he has no clue as to how to apply USC Title 50 properly.

Maybe he can parlay his appointment to the GOP Cuba Advisory Team into a free ride to Miami and a nice visit with his first cousin, Mayor Francis Suarez.

Given that West Virginia’s second congressional district will disappear due to population loss, perhaps Mooney can carpetbag his way into Florida politics—while he is trying to turn Miami-Dade County into a safe zone.

About Chuck de Caro

Chuck de Caro is a contributor to American Greatness. He was CNN's very first Special Assignments Correspondent. Educated at Marion Military Institute and the U.S. Air Force Academy, he later served with the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He has taught information warfare (SOFTWAR) at the National Defense University and the National Intelligence University. He was an outside consultant for the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment for 25 years. A pilot since he was 17, he is currently working on a book about the World War I efforts of Fiorello La Guardia, Giulio Douhet, and Gianni Caproni, which led directly to today’s U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command.

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